Nexus 5 and 6 to Receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update on October 5 [Report]

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Google has launched its latest Android software update dubbed as Android 6.0 Marshmallow few months back. Now there are some informations surfaced about the roll out of the software update for the Nexus devices.

Nexus 5 and 6 to Receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update on October 5

According to the Canadian mobile provider Telus, Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is likely to roll out to Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on the October 5, which is a week after unveiling the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P after San Francsico event.

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The Android Marshmallow brings in lot of improvements, which give more control over to improve performance.

App Permissions: This features will let users to pick and choose which permission will an app have during installation. In addition to that, users can also manage all their app permission in settings. Google has also urged the developers to design their app, that they prompt permission request during installation.

Now on Tap Google announced a new feature called 'Now on Tap' for Google Now, which basically show contextual information by long pressing on the home button. This feature will offer contextual information based on what you are doing with just a click or by voice command.

Android Pay Google introduced a new payment initiative called Android Pay. This features will now allow users to pay using their Android smartphone in stores using the NFC (Near Field Communication) or in-app that supports payment. The Android Pay will securely store details of credit card and other payment-related data on the smartphone and creates a virtual card similar to the Apple secure tokens.

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Fingerprint Support Until now selected OEM's have fingerprint scanning technology on their smartphone. But the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow will support the fingerprint feature at the API level, which means developers can now add fingerprint API to their apps. The native fingerprint support for Android Marshmallow will enhance the Android Pay for users to confirm the payment with their fingerprint. In addition to that, this feature will allow users to sign-in or authenticate on apps or unlock device without the need of password or pin.

Auto Backup and Restore Google also brings one of the most useful features for Android Marshmallow. The auto backup and restore for apps feature will get all apps backed up automatically to Google Drive. Google confirms that the automatic app backup will occur every 24 hours. This feature will allow users to signing into their Google account on new Android device or on a device after a factory reset to recover all their app and app settings.

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